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Located on the Mekong River, the Kamu Lodge is an eco-friendly relaxing retreat in the unspoilt countryside of Northern Laos with low-impact travel, seeking for a balance between tourism and the maintenance of the region’s cultural and ethnic heritage.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Kamu Lodge is from November to April when the weather is comfortably dry with pleasant average temperatures. 

The wet season runs from May to October. During the rainy season the Mekong River becomes much more powerful, and it is more difficult to visit the village. Heavy rains can also interfere with your outdoor activities.

Check the below table for the general idea of Kamu Lodge weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.3 19.9 14.1
Feb 32.2 23 15.4
Mar 33.9 25.6 18.2
Apr 35.2 28 21.6
May 34.8 28.6 23.4
Jun 33.7 28.3 23.9
Jul 32.6 27.7 23.9
Aug 32.7 27.6 23.7
Sep 32.9 27.3 23.3
Oct 32.3 26 21.3
Nov 30.3 23.2 18.1
Dec 27.7 20.6 15.5

Kamu Lodge’s current weather and 7-day forecast


There is so much things to do here. Just make sure you arrive with a fully charged cameras as you will be taking lots of photos!

Traditional Kamu Massage

Traditional Kamu Massage in a hut overlooking the Mekong river. The Kamu people have relied on the curative powers of traditional massage for centuries. Today, visitors to Kamu Lodge can partake of the healing power of Laotian massage in our open-air pavilion on the banks of the Mekong. Relax under the hands of the expert masseuses and tune in to the soothing sounds of nature.

Visiting Ban Nioy Hai village

Guided tours to Ban Nioy Hai village occupied by the Kamu minorities. The guides will share with you the village’s historical and cultural background. You will get to see how the villagers or Kamu gets on with their daily lives – from preparing their meals, repairing their fishing nets to weaving their own baskets, just to name a few.

Rice planting and harvesting

Rice is the most important staple in Southeast Asia, providing substance for millions of people and playing a central role in festivals and traditions. At Kamu Lodge, you can get up close with this miraculous grain, with paddy walks, planting and harvesting lessons.

Rice Milling

After ploughing, planting and harvesting, the last step in rice culture is milling. With the traditional rice milling tool, you will get a fully experience on Lao rural life style! Pounding the paddy induces upward and downward forces on grain against grain that removes the husk and bran layers. The pounding also breaks up fissured grain. The final cleaning is by winnowing in a woven bamboo tray. The winnowing process to separate un-milled paddy grain is an art.

Traditional net fishing

Fishing is one of the most important sources of income for families in many small towns along the river in Laos. There is an intricate link between various fishing techniques and knowledge about the fish and their behavior including migration, foraging and habitat, which are influenced by the position of the sun and the moon. Try your hand at net fishing and even if you don’t catch dinner, you can learn the tricks of the trade from the locals who know best.

Traditional gold panning

The oldest form of gold mining, panning is also one of the simplest ways to extract gold. Traditional gold panning is popular with geology enthusiasts because of its inexpensive costs and relatively easy process. At the Lodge, guests are taught the correct way to sift and search for gold dust and nuggets. Anything you find is yours to keep!

Bamboo weaving

Uncover the ancient secret of weaving bamboo basket from tribal elders. The elders will allow you to keep what you have created.


Archery as a sport or hobby can be enjoyed by young and old. Archery was once a prized skill used in hunting and battle. Today, guests at Kamu Lodge can sharpen their skill and learn proper technique from our local archery experts. While you may not get your name engraved on the arrows like in the Olympics games, you will have lots of fun shooting arrows at the targets.

Trekking (two hours)

Trekking through the forest and picnic at the waterfalls (two-hour hike and boat ride in green season, three-hour hike in summer time) Hiking is a terrific way to keep your body and mind in top shape. Explore the Laos forest, discover new trails, learn to identify local flora and fauna and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views in this unspoiled corner of the world.

Traditional team building programs

The forests and fields surrounding the Lodge provide the perfect grounds for companies to engage in original team-building activities. Reconnect with nature and learn your co-workers’ strengths with back-to-nature competitions and adventures that will leave everyone in high spirits.

Shore excursion to Pak Ou Caves 

The caves are home to hundreds of antique wooden Buddhist statues, filling the floors and shelves of the caves’ interiors. The figures take many different positions, including meditation, teaching and reclining (nirvana). Gazing out over the Mekong River, being inside the caves is a surreal and peaceful way to explore Laos’ deeply rooted religious beliefs.

The lodge is designed to introduce travellers to the Kamu people’s way of life in an unobtrusive and educational manner.

Made up of 20 safari tents, this rustic lodge runs entirely on solar power. There is no Wi-Fi or electricity except for the solar-powered lights and honestly, you really don’t miss being shut off from the world for a day. 

Thick-walled tents shut out the elements while a sturdy thatch roof guards against rain and sun. However rustic the look and feel, the mattresses guarantee a good night's sleep in Luang Prabang.

Every lodge features a whitewashed stone annex, and the familiar trappings of a traditional bath. Hot water flows from Kamu showerheads. And there's ample space to maneuver about as you make your daily ablutions.

On the apron of every lodge, a thatch-covered veranda and its rustic easy chairs encourage passive enjoyment of a timeless view over the slow-moving Mekong.

Perched on a bluff above the Mekong, dining at Kamu Lodge is a cultural experience all its own. In this unique, stilted pavilion, guests dine as local Kamu villagers frequently do. In the open air. Under thatch. On Lao cuisine borne in the heart of jungle. At dinner, eat local food, drink local beverage. Feast on fish harvested from the Mekong. On pork raised by local farmers.

On beef and buffalo and curry flavored Kamu style. Most of the rice and produce is grown within walking distance. And the fruits you eat at dinner may be the fruits you passed during your trek that day. Likewise, lunch is a local affair. The pork, beef and vegetable dishes vary with the season, and availability. What doesn't vary is the local appeal. You're eating what the locals are eating. At breakfast, the lodge deliver comfort foods familiar to Western travelers.

Beyond dining, the bar at Kamu Lodge is a thirst quenching experience whether your beverage of choice is locally distilled or imported from abroad.

Kamu Lodge is three hours upstream from Luang Prabang.

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Among these remarkable places is the Xe Champhone Loop, an enchanting location that captures the essence of Laos.

In early September 2022, we had the privilege of embarking on an Educational Tour organized by the esteemed Tetraktys Organization. Our objective was to delve into the wonders of this loop and promote its allure to international tourists.

During our expedition, we were awe-struck by the captivating sights and valuable insights we gained. The area boasts an abundance of captivating natural landscapes, rich traditional culture, and warm-hearted hosts.

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Luang Prabang will celebrate the boat racing festival (Boun Souang Heua) in Namkhan River during Buddhist Lent Period, on August 26th, 2022.

A notice issued by Luang Prabang provincial office says that Luang Prabang will arrange Boun Hor Khaopadapdin, an annual festival held to feed spirits with home-made parcels of food, and the boat racing activities along Namkhan River. 

The province intends to promote the traditional festival and practices in hopes of attracting more domestic and foreign tourists, generating revenue for locals.

Traditional racing boats are made of a single tree and can accommodate up to fifty rowers.

The boats are considered sacred, are cleaned, and are given offerings which are believed to bring victory to the team.

In the downtown heart of Luang Prabang, there will also be gatherings and markets.

The festival will be held on August 26th, 2022, the same day with Boun Khao Padapdine.

Covid-19 put a stop to traditional customs and festivals for almost three years, but now that the measurements have been relaxed, tourist destinations in Laos expect to recommence festivities and offer hope for travelers.


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The Rocket Festival (Boun Bang Fai) is a merit-making ceremony traditionally practiced by ethnic Lao people near the beginning of the wet season in numerous villages and municipalities, in the regions of Northeastern Thailand and Laos. Celebrations typically include preliminary music and dance performances, competitive processions of floats, dancers and musicians on the second day, and culminating on the third day in competitive firings of home-made rockets. Local participants and sponsors use the occasion to enhance their social prestige, as is customary in traditional Buddhist folk festivals throughout Southeast Asia.

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